The Heaven Conquering Overlord Manual Xiang Shaoyun cultivated was an incredibly powerful cultivation method and was the cultivation that had brought him to the peak of the dominion during his previous life. It had made him the tyrant of swathes of land and had ultimately earned him the moniker Overlord.
As he circulated the Heaven Conquering Overlord Manual at full speed, the golden stinging energy was redirected to his gold star. This gold energy was unique, an energy that Xiang Shaoyun still couldn’t figure out. He did know, however, that if he couldn’t refine the energy a.s.saulting him, he would die.
As Xiang Shaoyun absorbed the energy, he felt as though countless needles were flowing through his meridians. An intense pain coursed through his body, putting him in so much pain he started groaning.
Fortunately, he was somewhat relieved when the energy entered his gold star. The star grew rapidly without suffering too much damage. It seemed this gold energy only damaged things that were corporeal as opposed to inner stars, which were incorporeal energy storage s.p.a.ces.
This was good news for Xiang Shaoyun as he could now last longer and direct more of the energy into his gold star. The stinging pain constantly tormented him, and every inch of his body was in pain. He even started thinking that death would be a better alternative. However, it also felt like this was the type of pain that would persist even in death, and it caused an extreme suffering no word could describe.
Before long, Xiang Shaoyun’s gold star was completely full. If he wanted to store more, he would have to break through and increase his stars’ capacities. Otherwise, the stinging energy would start attacking his body again.
Xiang Shaoyun wasn’t given the chance to properly think this out. He had been at the very peak of the seventh stage for a while. It wouldn’t be hard for him to break through now despite his pain. However, as his body was in a terrible condition, it wouldn’t be beneficial to break through now.
Left with no choice, Xiang Shaoyun could only turn his attention to his astral cosmos sea. He roared, “Go!”
His astral cosmos sea was boundless and capable of holding everything in existence. Unsurprisingly, the entire clump of the golden energy was successfully pulled inside.
The next moment, a clump of powerful gold energy appeared at a certain corner of his astral cosmos sea. The clump wasn’t causing any harm, and Xiang Shaoyun heaved a breath of relief. He lay limp on the ground and was too tired to even use his Secret Reversal Technique. He only used several drops of silver lightning liquid to heal his injuries.
Afterward, he felt better. He then hastened his body’s digestion of the healing energy. While doing so, he recalled the gold-scaled dragon turtle and the goldmark toad fighting outside the lake.
He had no idea when they would return. In his rush, he hurriedly took out the Radiant Saint Sword and swung it around, leaving behind only the bottom part of the stones that were stuck to the ground.
“These are goldblood stones I risked my life to get!” said Xiang Shaoyun with a satisfied smile.
He was able to obtain six pieces of goldblood stones in total. Each of them was of a decent size. A tiny piece sliced off them would be good enough to increase one’s strength by 50 percent. If others knew he alone had gotten so many stones, many trade offers would come knocking, and some people would even come robbing.
After putting the stones away, he prepared to leave. But when he looked at the underwater cave, he thought of the possible secret hidden inside. He had a sudden urge to rush inside and uncover it.
“With the clump of energy inside my body, there shouldn’t be any other dangers inside. Might as well go take a look,” he muttered before rus.h.i.+ng over.
The cave wasn’t big, and neither was it deep. Before long, Xiang Shaoyun reached the end where there was a golden skeleton. A Buddhist robe was wrapped around it, and the skeleton was obviously the remains of a monk who had pa.s.sed away in meditation. A hole could be seen within his chest, evidently the cause of his death.
From the golden skeleton’s condition, this monk was definitely a Saint when alive. Otherwise, his remains wouldn’t be so well-preserved, and the bones wouldn’t look so sleek and glossy.
For a super expert like this to be killed, it was obvious just how strong his enemy was. Xiang Shaoyun also noticed that atop the skull of the skeleton was a s.h.i.+ny golden bead. The bead was dazzling and emanated an auspicious and serene aura, giving one a sense of closeness.
He stared at it for a bit and swallowed before muttering, “Are these the sarira of the Buddhists?”
The so-called sarira was the essence of a Buddhist high monk’s cultivation. Not only did it contain a monk’s life cultivation, but it also contained the enlightenment of the monk. Any monk could reach the level of a high monk in the shortest time possible after obtaining one. This was basically the inheritance of a high monk.
This discovery was something Xiang Shaoyun had never imagined. He was naturally overjoyed. But just as he reached out for the sarira, a phantom flew out. He quickly withdrew his hand in fear.
An incomparably handsome monk appeared before him. The monk looked to be about 30 years old, but he had a pair of ancient and profound eyes. His handsome face and righteous bearing gave everyone around him a comfortable sensation, and Xiang Shaoyun couldn’t help feeling intimate toward this person even if he was well aware that this was a man.
Bah, how can this Overlord fall for a man? cursed Xiang Shaoyun inwardly.
“Amitabha. Greetings, young benefactor,” greeted the phantom.
Xiang Shaoyun knew that this handsome monk was probably the skeleton’s true appearance. He probably existed in the form of a soul, which was a different form of existence than an evil spirit. Evil spirits were formed of resentment, while the monk did not seem to contain any sort of malice. Just that point alone made him feel much safer.
Xiang Shaoyun cupped his hands and greeted, “Greetings, master.”
“Young benefactor, since you are able to tame my flux goldthorn energy and reach this place, it proves that we are fated to meet. My final remaining power will be gone soon. I have a request for you, and I will compensate you generously for the request,” said the handsome monk.
Xiang Shaoyun became aware that this monk was leaving his will, so he nodded without hesitation. “Just say it, master. I’ll do my best to help.”